Using SAMBA with encrypted passwords
Posted on 1998-11-13
I installed samba 1.9.18p10 on a Solaris 2.6 system. I want to access it from a WinNT 4.0 wkst with SP3.
To do this (without having to change the way winnt negotiates passwords) I have to enable encrypted passwords in samba.
Now, as I understand there are primarily two ways:
1) Make a special samba-password file
2) Let another server/domain do the authentication
I want to use method (2), so I would like to just set "security=myserver.bla.bla", where myserver is my NT PDC.
Will this work or do I still need a samba password file. The documentation is a bit ambiguous in that respect ....
"In this mode Samba will try to validate the
username/password by passing it to another SMB server, such
as an NT box. If this fails it will revert
to "security = user", but note that if encrypted passwords
have been negotiated then Samba cannot revert back to
checking the UNIX password file, it must have a valid
smbpasswd file to check users against."
If this should be a hard question, I am willing to give more points, but I am sure this should be a pretty standard-situation.